Week 3: Relationships


Post images of your wireframes to the DSSF19 website by 9 am, Friday, June 21. Use the Category Wireframes. These can be photos of paper wireframes you have taken, images using programs designed for wireframing, or a PowerPoint, PDF, or other document. Briefly describe your wireframes as well.

Reflective Essay #3

Post by 9am, Monday, June 24

One of the ideas of the DSSF program is not that you are being paid to do research, but rather, being paid to create knowledge. Engage with one of the questions Burdick, Drucker, Lunenfeld, Presnet, and Schnapp propose in Chapter 3 of Digital_Humanities:

      • What happens when anyone can speak and publish? What happens when knowledge credentialing is no longer controlled solely by institutions of higher learning?
      • Who can create knowledge, who monitors it, who authorizes it, who disseminates it, whom does it influence and to what effect?

Monday, June 17

9-11 am: Scalar (Public Session, Library 018)


We will not be in a computer lab, so please bring a laptop!

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Today’s workshop and lab will introduce Scalar, examine various uses for the platform, help us understand the six basic Scalar elements (page, object/media, path, tag, annotation, comment), and get us started on installing and creating a Scalar site. As we learn, we will reference many Scalar projects, including those made by the 2016 Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows. By the end of this lab, participants will have created a Scalar test book, added objects/media, made tags, made pages, made a path, and annotated media. This is the perfect time to break it, fix it, tinker, explore!

Readings and Assignments


1-2 pm: Meet with Your Librarian Partner

Wednesday, June 19

10 am-Noon: Network Analysis (Public Session, Library 014)

Similar to text analysis, network analysis is a way to find relationships between things. Think of it along the lines of the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon … if you’ve ever played this, you’ve already done network analysis! Today we will look at a few different ways network analysis is part of the Digital Humanities conversation and develop a basic network visualization with the Onodo tool.

Before the Workshop

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Thursday, June 20

Noon-1pm: Lunch and Reading Discussion (Browsing Room)

Burdick, et al. “3. The Social Life of the Digital Humanities,” in Digital_Humanities, pages 74–98.

Lunch will be provided for the DSSFs.

Friday, June 21

9-10 am: Friday Updates and Planning (Library 018)

10 am-Noon: Text Analysis (Public Session, Library 014)

Text analysis in digital scholarship takes large bodies of texts (corpora) and uses digital tools to find relationships between words and concepts. This sort of analysis has been happening for decades, to the point where the first thing many scholars think about when discussing digital humanities is text analysis. While it is difficult to learn, projects like Google’s Ngram Viewer has made working with texts easier. Today, we’ll look at some text analysis projects and the tools behind them, including Voyant Tools.

Before the Workshop

        • Visit Project Gutenberg and find a few texts that interest you.  We’ll be using Voyant Tools to examine them during the lab.

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